Panasonic launches 'world's first' 20-inch 4K tablet

Toughpad 4K UT-MB5 aimed at “sales, marketing and media professionals”
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Panasonic has showcased the “world’s first 20-inch tablet with a 4K display”, the Toughpad 4K UT-MB5, at IFA.

The tablet, which runs at a resolution of 3840x2560, is “designed for sales, marketing and media professionals,” said Panasonic.

A specialist performance model “ideal” for 3D modelling and CAD applications, such as those used by designers and engineers, will launch in early 2014.

Focusing on business use, the tablet includes the option for use of Panasonic’s Electronic Touch Pen, used for annotation and higher fidelity.

The tablet weighs in at 2.35kg and measures 12.5mm thick. The screen runs in a 15:10 aspect ratio, powered by an Intel Core i5 vPro, up to 8GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and NVIDIA GeForce graphics. Connections include HDMI, Ethernet, USB3.0 and an SD card slot. The tablet will run on the Windows 8.1 operating system.

The Toughpad’s name stems from Panasonic’s claim that the device “can withstand drops of up to 76cm and temperatures from five to 35 centigrade.

Launching in Europe in November, the tablet will cost £3335 plus VAT. The specialist performance model will launch in early 2014, with pricing yet to be announced.

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